Graz Schlossberg [Castle Hill]
Graz, Austria was very much a rest-stop along our two month European Road Trip. We therefore didn’t do too much sightseeing in Austria, but we did enjoy checking out the downtown area of Graz. After a family lunch date at Gasthaus Lend-Platzl, we took a stroll to Graz Schlossberg, also known as Castle Hill. This is one of the main attractions in Graz. It lies in the heart of the city, and is only a few minutes walk from the main square.
Back in the 10th century, the Schlossberg originally functioned as a defensive castle hill. The castle was never conquered, but in 1809 it was destroyed by the French. The bell tower together with the “Liesl” (bell) and the clock tower were saved by the Graz citizens after they paid a ransom to preserve it.
We took a short cable car ride to the top of the hill. From there we enjoyed the beautiful view of Graz and the surrounding areas, strolled through the gardens, and let the kids run around a play for a bit. While we were on Castle Hill, we were on a mission to take a cute picture of the Klug kids so that Nik and McKenzie could use it as a pregnancy announcement. #babynumberFOUR
A good afternoon out and about in Graz with the Klug family.